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The Sanford School of Public Policy is producing several podcasts. 

  • Ways & Means pairs personal stories with policy research and is hosted by journalist Emily Hanford.
  • Policy 360 is a series of policy conversations hosted by Sanford's dean.
  • Devil's Discourse is student-led. It captures tough, honest  conversation between students with differing opinions on policy topics.
  • On Security, hosted by David Schanzer, explores international security topics. Schanzer is Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Explore sample episodes of all podcasts below.


Ways & Means

Ways & Means is a small radio show about surprising successes and spectacular failures in the art of creating successful neighborhoods, cities, states and countries. It's a show for people curious about the sprawling human laboratory we call democracy, who want to know how things really work, and why the most glamorous ideas about improving human society sometimes fail. The program is hosted by public radio veteran Emily Hanford, and is produced by a team with deep roots in the medium.






Policy 360

Policy 360 features compelling conversations about the most important issues of the day. The series hosted by the dean of the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy.





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Devil's Discourse

This podcast captures tough, honest conversation between students with differing opinions on policy topics.